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Monday, November 14, 2011

Sewing a formal....

First you buy the fabric. $5 for the entire bolt.
Totally synthetic. But it looks like silk duponi.

Then you make a pattern out of the comics. I used an existing pattern as a size guide.
Why is there a feather duster in the corner???

After you cut the pieces, you sew and sew.

Try not to melt part of the lining with the iron.
Oops. Good thing it was just the lining.

Try it on for fit.

Pin the bodice and stitch.
I always forget that I have no boobs, then I have to go back and tighten the top.

Add in trimmings and decorations.

Pick out your shoes.

All set for the Irish Network New Orleans launch party! Tune in tomorrow to see the finished product.


  1. now you're making me want to go dig out my sewing machine. it's such a great tool to have if you've learned correctly.
    can't wait to see the finished product!!

  2. Seriously - you're amazing! I would NEVER think to do that, & you look awesome.

  3. A formal gown with feathers from the feather duster?!?! I LOVE IT! I may need to hire you for my KY Derby attire next year.

  4. Wow. You are 487 x more talented than I am.